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FEBS Lett. 1999 Jul 9;454(3):356-62.

PACSIN 2, a novel member of the PACSIN family of cytoplasmic adapter proteins.

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Institut für Biochemie II, Medizinische Fakultät, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany.

Abstract

The PACSIN-related proteins are cytoplasmic adapter proteins with a common arrangement of domains and conserved regions. Here we report the cloning, sequencing, and expression of PACSIN 2, a novel member of the PACSIN protein family and accordingly rename the original PACSIN to PACSIN 1. The sequences of the murine and human cDNAs reveal an open reading frame encoding a putative protein of 486 residues. Despite its high sequence similarity to PACSIN 1, PACSIN 2 is encoded by distinct transcripts in human and mouse, in particular displaying a ubiquitous expression pattern. Immunofluorescence microscopy of PACSIN 2-transfected NIH3T3 fibroblasts reveal a broad, vesicle-like cytoplasmic staining. In contrast to FAP52, another PACSIN-related protein derived from chicken brain, PACSIN 2 could not be detected at focal contacts. Taken together, these findings suggest that PACSIN 2 is a novel PACSIN isoform with similar domain and motif arrangement, but an unrestricted expression pattern, which may participate in the organization of the actin cytoskeleton and the regulation of vesicular traffic.

PMID:
10431838
DOI:
10.1016/s0014-5793(99)00830-3
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